Recordings by Pol Plançon

Pol Plançon was, with no serious competition, the leading bass of his time. He was perhaps the most technically accomplished singer to make sound recordings of any kind.

I compiled a list of his records in an attempt to get a handle on my holdings of them.

Below is a link to that list. It contains every recording I know about, all the information I have about each recording, and all the recordings I have as of the revision date in the document.

List of Pol Plançon's recordings

You can judge his singing for yourself by following the two links below. These are the records I would play for anyone who asked me what all the shouting was about. Plançon was the leading Méphistophélès of his day. The Air du tambour-major from Le caïd is one of the basses' "national anthems," but no one that I've heard sails through it quite like Plançon.

Vous qui faîtes l'endormie from Faust, recorded 29 Jun 1904
Drum major's aria from Le caïd by Thomas, recorded 27 Mar 1907

Created: 12 May 2012
Revised: 22 May 2020